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SUV Rollovers - Florida
by: T.Going
SUV (Sport Utility Vehicles) sales have sky-rocketed in the United States over the past few years. In 2004, SUVís accounted for 25 percent of all new-vehicle sales with over 22 million on the road. Because SUVís are larger, and heavier than other cars, buyers often times overlook the safety issues concerning them. Unfortunately, SUVís have the leading cause of rollover death on our highways. New statistics show that more than 12,000 people died last year in rollover accidents with SUVís accounting for 62 percent.

In Florida, SUV sales are rising and so are the problems that come along with them. Because SUVís have a higher center of gravity, they are the most unstable and rollover-prone vehicles on the road today. Many SUVís are designed to be driven off-road, however very few are equipped with proper equipment such as roll bars. In addition, only a few meet the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration roof safety standards.

If you or someone that you know has been the victim of an SUV rollover you should seek help immediately. An experienced SUV attorney can help you understand the complex legal system to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Donít let legal time constraints impede or terminate your case before it happens. Contact a lawyer immediately!

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